‘Real cease-fire’ in place after 24 hours without casualty

December 12, 2014 11:31 AM

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KIEV, Ukraine— President Petro Poroshenko said on Friday that a "real cease-fire” was now in place in eastern Ukraine after the country saw one full day pass without a military casualty since the conflict began in mid-April.

"I have positive news. Today is the first 24 hours for seven months... when we have a real cease-fire in Ukraine," he told an audience at the Lowy Institute during his three-day visit to Australia, according to his administration's website.

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